|Peace Studies Minor
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The minor in Peace Studies is an interdepartmental and interdisciplinary program designed to introduce undergraduate students to the basic
causes, technological principles and potential consequences of conflict. More essential, the program will afford students the opportunity to examine alternatives to war and to reflect upon the nature of peace as a sustainable condition at the individual as well as collective level.
In order to satisfy these broader goals, the following specific objectives have been identified:
- ground students in the essential theories, methodologies and practical applications of relevant disciplines concerning war and peace,
- assist students in integrating theory and practice through field and/or research experience,
- encourage dialogue and collaboration among students and faculty in the on-going development of the peace studies curriculum.
Ultimately, the goals of the Peace Studies minor reinforce the overall goals of liberal arts education - to inform, to enrich and to strengthen humanistic values in our society. The minor offers a unique, interdisciplinary addition to existing programs in the College of Arts and Sciences.
The minor in Peace Studies will require successful completion
of 24 credit hours: 12 hours of required courses, with the remaining 12 hours
taken from four groups of electives, one course from each group (see course
Required Courses – 12 credit hours
Pol Sc 240 International Politics (3)
[ syllabus ]
Soc 221 Global Issues (3) [syllabus]
Environmental Science 101 The Blue Planet (3)
Physics 105 Physics and Society (3) [ syllabus ]
Peace Studies Internship * (3) [ syllabus ]
Closure: Peace Studies Seminar * (3)
Peace & Conflict [ syllabus ]
Soc 398 Nonviolent Alternatives to
Conflict [ syllabus ]
* see your Advisor
Elective Courses - 12 credit hours
One course is required from each of the following four groups.
Group I - Thought, Ideology and Ethics of War and Peace
Group II - Methodology and Practice of
Group III - Conflict and Conflict Resolution at the
Group IV - Conflict and Conflict Resolution at the National
and Sub-national Level
See electives for Groups I-IV here --
these are lists of suggested courses; substitution of courses of similar nature
will be permitted with approval of the Program Committee.